This Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse — In Pictures

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21st Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse — In Pictures

Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible across much of the world.

The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon.

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. Here follows some Photos captured by Cameraman Jobby Vazhappilly, from Sharjah, UAE.

Jobby Vazhappilly

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The fullest eclipse was visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia and Australia though clouds blocked out the moon in some places.

North America missed out on this lunar eclipse but can look forward to the next one on January 21, 2019, according to NASA.

The next lunar eclipse of such a length is due in 2123.